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Friday 31 October 2014 1:11 PM

Maidenhead RFC News

Head coach Allan Greene praised his team's young guns following the 43-17 victory over Buckingham and says he has given them a licence to 'cause havoc' at leaders Chippenham on Saturday.

Maidenhead ran in seven tries against the visitors to Braywick with 18-year-old winger Tom Stileman bagging three tries and the man of the match award.

Fellow teenager Mike Davies also


17:10 Mon 27 Oct 2014
Neil Baker The ugly side of the beautiful game reared its head on Saturday after the referee was allegedly assaulted during Slough Town's match at Banbury United. The game was abandoned at half time after the referee
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18:00 Sat 25 Oct 2014
rugby Maidenhead (24) 43, Buckingham (5) 17 Man of the match Tom Stileman ran in a hat-trick of tries as Maidenhead came back from a mid-match wobble to easily beat Buckingham at Braywick. The hosts ran
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11:00 Thu 23 Oct 2014
Maidenhead RFC fullback James O'Reilly on his way to scoring a try against Marlow RFC Head coach Allan Greene praised his Maidenhead team for maintaining the form they showed in the encouraging, narrow defeat to Windsor the previous week to beat relegation-threatened Bletchley 33-28 on Saturday. However, after his side
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09:00 Sun 26 Oct 2014
Maidenhead u15s Many of the current Maidenhead RFC u15s squad have played in the annual youth tournament at Braywick since they were six years old without winning. But there was delight when that losing streak came to
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13:00 Fri 24 Oct 2014
Allan Greene A narrow victory over bottom-placed Bletchley proved that Maidenhead will have to scrap for every point. That's the verdict of Maids head coach Allan Greene after he watched his side ease back, after taking a
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14:00 Tue 21 Oct 2014
Johnson Hippolyte Maidenhead United manager Johnson Hippolyte didn't know whether to laugh or cry after seeing his side go in front in the 90th minute only to concede the latest of equalisers against Concord Rangers on Saturday.
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11:00 Tue 28 Oct 2014
London Wasps Promising scrum-half Tom Bliss admits he needs to prove he's no one-trick pony if he wants to make the most of his LV= Cup chance with Wasps. The Loughborough University graduate caught the eye of
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16:07 Wed 29 Oct 2014
London Irish London Irish will return to domestic rugby flying high, insists hooker Jimmy Stevens, after they picked up a major European scalp last week. The Exiles backed up their ten-try thrashing of Italian outfit Rovigo by
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17:10 Mon 27 Oct 2014
Neil Baker The ugly side of the beautiful game reared its head on Saturday after the referee was allegedly assaulted during Slough Town's match at Banbury United. The game was abandoned at half time after the referee
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10:45 Tue 28 Oct 2014
Thames Valley Police Rugby Thames Valley Police Rugby will play their first cup fixture against Sussex Police at Maidenhead RFC's Braywick Ground tomorrow (Wednesday) (5.30pm kick-off). The force's rugby section has been in the doldrums in recent years
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Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC started life as Thames Valley Rugby Club, playing their first match in February 1922 against Berkshire Wanderers at Cookham Football Club.

The club soon moved to the Bray Show Ground, which was home until 1926, after which they uprooted to Kidwells Park in Maidenhead.

One of the players in that first match was RA 'Roy' Bonberry who stayed with the club for more than 60 years until his death in 1983.

Bonberry was president when the club moved to the current site at Braywick in 1967, overseeing the building of a purpose built clubhouse and the development of the club as it grew to operate up to eight teams on a Saturday.

The 1970s was a successful period for the club which included the winning of the county cup on numerous occasions.

During this period the national knockout cup - called the John Player Cup - was created with the first ever match being played at Braywick between Maidenhead and Wakefield, which the visitors won comfortably.

Under captains such as Mike Davis, Martyn Gulliford, Derek Harris, Dick Brown, Allan Carter, Ian Boyd, Dave Course and Allan Greene (who played more than 600 games), Maids continued to keep the club at the forefront of the development of community rugby.

The Southern Merit Table was formed and won, and then in 1987 Maids were placed in the newly formed South West Division 1 (SW1).

Promotion to National League 4 in 1989/90 was to last for one season, and Maids remained in SW1 throughout the next decade, before relegation to SW2 came in 2001/02.

Maids were promoted back to SW1 two seasons later before dropping back into SW2 in 2007/08, after which head coach Simon Edwards stepped down.

Ricky Khan took over as head coach, and with Mark Mueller as skipper, the team bounced straight back into SW1 and followed this up with promotion to National League 3 South West (NL3SW).

Maids were relegated after one season, but following another year in SW1 were promoted with Richie Craig as captain to the national leagues again through the playoffs.

Maids are currently in NL3SW under the captaincy of Simon Cripps.

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Club: Maidenhead RFC

Nickname: Maids

Formed: 1922

Ground: Braywick

League: National 3 South West

Chairman: Jon Wanklyn

Head coach: Ricky Khan

Twitter: @maidsrfc

Website: www.maidenheadrfc.com